Machete, gun and drugs

Written by The Bee

February 4, 2020

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Oscar Valdimir Quijano-Monge, 27 of Kingman, and
Carlos Rutilio Ochoa Quinones, 30 of Kingman. On Saturday (2/1) at approximately 1 AM, deputies were
dispatched to a business in the 2800 block of Northern Ave. in reference to a weapons offense. Deputies
arrived on scene and met with the victim who advised he had been driving his car in the area of Melody St.
and Butler Ave. when a metallic colored sedan pulled up next to him at a stop sign. The victim alleged that
the passenger of the vehicle, a Hispanic male wearing a black shirt and black hat, demanded his ID and
pointed a gun at him. The victim then placed the car in reverse and was able to drive away. The sedan
began following the victim’s vehicle, and placed a white strobe light in windshield, attempting to appear as
an officer conducting a traffic stop. The victim continued on without stopping, eventually getting to the
business to call law enforcement and the pursuing vehicle fled the scene.
While on scene conducting their investigation, deputies observed a vehicle that matched the description of
the suspect’s vehicle drive by the scene. Deputies began following the vehicle and attempted to conduct a
traffic stop, when the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. The vehicle eventually came to a stop in the
2700 block of Leroy Ave. and deputies made contact with the driver, identified as Quijano-Monge, and the
passenger, identified as Quinones. Deputies observed an open beer bottle in the vehicle and detected the
odor of alcohol coming from inside. Deputies removed the driver from the vehicle and observed a folded
dollar bill with a crystalline substance left behind on the driver’s seat. Quijano-Monge was patted down and
deputies located a machete-type knife in his right pant leg. Deputies then made contact with the passenger,
Quinones, who matched the physical description given by the victim. Quinones was removed from the
vehicle and deputies located a black handgun tucked between the passenger seat and center console.
Deputies also located a flashlight in the vehicle that had a white strobe setting and two more folded dollar
bills with more crystalline substance on the passenger seat and in the passenger side door panel. Both
subjects denied any involvement in the incident. All crystalline substances tested presumptive positive for
methamphetamine.
Oscar Valdimir Quijano-Monge was arrested for Dangerous Drug Possession, Drug Paraphernalia
Possession, Carrying a Weapon in Commission of a Felony, all felonies, and an active arrest warrant.
Carlos Rutilio Ochoa Quinones was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Failure to Admit
to Carrying a Deadly Weapon, Dangerous Drug Possession, and Drug Paraphernalia Possession, all
felonies. Both were transported to Mohave County Adult Detention Facility without incident.

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